"La Femme a la Vague". (The Woman of the Waves), oil on canvas, 82" x 65”

"La Femme a la Vague". (The Woman of the Waves), oil on canvas, 82" x 65”

Angela Anderson: Summer Romance

July 31-September 10

Opening Reception: Sunday, August 25th at 2:00 p.m.

Artist Statement:

My Romantic Series paintings are oil stains on sized canvas appropriating (mainly) women in art historical images. At the time I began the series I was a model for painter Philip Pearlstein in New York. We visited the Met together to see a show of paintings on loan from the Hermitage, and Boucher’s Hercules and Omphale took my breath away.
I projected the b/w copy from the book accompanying the exhibition in my West 23rd St. loft studio, poured paint can remains from oil paintings and sludge from the paint solids in turpentine, turned syrup. Rene Ricard, New York Art Critic (and Maine native) declared them “better than Boucher” the only time he ever visited my studio. I adored him from a distance and don’t think he realized that.
These paintings are set apart in the technique and subject as a specific series in subject and style from most of my artwork.

Angela Anderson

Port Clyde, Maine


About Art in the Lobby

The Call for Art in the Lobby 2020 is currently open!

Proposals should be sent to jess@mainefilmcenter.org and must consist of the following:

  • Artist's full name, phone number, and email address.

  • 5 high-quality images (JPG preferred) of works proposed for exhibition.

  • Artist's statement, a brief biography, and a list of prior exhibitions (including dates) where the proposed work has been shown.

Art in the Lobby provides an opportunity for Maine visual artists of various ages, media, and styles to exhibit their work in a high-profile venue. We are committed to the promotion and incorporation of visual arts into our programs and venues, and we are excited to pursue new, multi-disciplinary programs and partnerships.

Each year, a Call to Artists will be open to artists residing in Maine. All work must be original and ready to be presented in a professional manner to the public at the time of delivery.

The Maine Film Center will retain a 30% commission on all sales. All sales of works on display must go through the Maine Film Center. All sold works must remain on exhibit until the end of the show.

Artists are responsible for delivering their work to Railroad Square Cinema and picking up their work at the end of the show. The Maine Film Center will be responsible for the insurance of work on the premises, and Railroad Square Cinema is equipped with an alarm system.

The Maine Film Center will promote each exhibition via the Maine Film Center and Railroad Square Cinema websites (mainefilmcenter.orgrailroadsquarecinema.com), Facebook pages, and various marketing materials. All press releases and marketing done by the artist must be approved by the Maine Film Center Executive Director.

Images of all selected works will be considered available for promoting both the exhibition and the Art in the Lobby program as a whole and may be used in all of Maine Film Center's marketing and communications. The Maine Film Center will host a reception for the artist at Railroad Square Cinema if the artist is interested.